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If the shoe fits, paint it: Sisters create custom shoes in Bemidji
Bemidji introduces charging stations for electric cars
MN state agencies receive 10 government innovation awards
MN minimum wage set to go up August 1
Kate Smith in the field at Resorters
The smell of football is in the air
DL Pro Gal golf tourney results
Royals win DL Major League championship
Hole in one
Young Life Triathlon: Rock the Beach 5K, Kids Run part of the action
Saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new
These s’mores can be made any time of year
Jorgenson piano students end season with recital, awards
Social Secuirty: Thank you for last 31 years… and goodbye
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‘Bait boys’ take over Quality Bait and Tackle
Encouraging good spending
MN property tax refund filing tips
Tips on insurance and storm damage claims
Former patrons buy Bleachers
Bluestem extends summer concert series into October
‘Annie Get Your Gun’ has strong native presence
Apple Music buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ TV series
Park Rapids Crazy Days July 28-29
Frazee Turkey Days set for July 29-31
Darla Rae Fisher
Julie Ann Stewart
Timothy J. Karsnia
Dean W. Sanders
Here’s how drug law will help
Letter: What’s gone wrong? America has lost its way over the past 60 years
Kudos to Minnesota’s improving credit rating
Wind power destabilizing power grid
Adults playing their games...
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
Franklin, Lizzie, Loon won’t get muskies
‘A series of unfortunate events’ in the outdoors
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Becker County Fair Premium List
Celebrating Solstice at Richwood Winery
June Summer Scene
Biking becoming bigger with area trails
Get out and golf
March 27, 2016
Cities push for state aid hike
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities is pushing hard for an increase to Local Government Aid, which transfers money from the state to some Minnesota cities. Detroit Lakes would see an additional $51,000 in LGA under House File 685, which boosts LGA payments statewide. Perham...
March 27, 2016 - 5:55am
March 25, 2016
Invest in LGA for all of Minnesota
Here’s why Minnesota House Republicans should support proposals to boost Local Government Aid: Because LGA works. It does just what it’s supposed to do: help Minnesota towns from the Arrowhead region to the southwest maintain professional police departments, pleasant parks and...
March 25, 2016 - 5:35am
March 11, 2016
House aims to slash Local Government Aid
As the Minnesota Legislature convenes today in St. Paul, it’s a good time to remind House Republicans that many of them ran on a pledge to secure and enhance the state’s shorted Local Government Aid program. The reminder should be especially resonant with rural and small-city...
March 11, 2016 - 5:15am
January 13, 2016
Republicans take heat for LGA plan
Minnesota House Republicans came under fire Tuesday from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities for advocating a plan that Coalition officials...
January 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
November 20, 2015
Legislature needs to get local government aid on track
Local government aid should not be viewed as the state doling out welfare for cities and counties in Minnesota. And we are glad to see the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities made increasing LGA its top issue for the 2016 legislative session. LGA is quite the opposite of welfare....
November 20, 2015 - 5:15am
May 7, 2015
House needs to shape up its act on aid to towns
In the late 2000s, the Legislature was quick to justify cuts to local government aid because of the poor financial shape of the country and state. Time and again we heard Republican lawmakers say, “With the way the economy is right now, it’s just not the time.” Cuts were...
May 7, 2015 - 5:55am
May 3, 2015
Severe LGA cuts a betrayal
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 3, 2015 - 5:05am
March 8, 2015
Increased LGA a wise investment in rural cities
It’s time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to its 2002...
March 8, 2015 - 5:00am
February 10, 2009
Bemidji, Wadena mayors: Proposed LGA cuts would be 'devastating'
If Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed cuts to Local Government Aid are approved, cities would be forced to cut core services, according to two northern...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Faced with cuts, Alexandria holds off on hiring police officers
Alexandria won't be adding the two police officers it planned to hire this year. City department heads will also hold off making any major equipment purchases until at least July. The Alexandria City Council took the budget-cutting measures at Monday's meeting to deal with an unexpected...
January 13, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Area cities take LGA hits, brace for the the worst
Cities across Minnesota are still feeling the sting of a pre-holiday announcement from Governor Tim Pawlenty that, on average, their final December aid payments of the year will be cut by 22 percent. As reported earlier this week, Detroit Lakes is among those affected, with a $142,000...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am